7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

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Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. In this blog post, we explain seven ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The procedure uses a tooth-colored material that is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty. Next it is hardened with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth, and can be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when:

  1. Teeth are decayed
  2. Teeth are chipped
  3. Teeth are cracked
  4. There are large spaces between teeth
  5. Gums have receded.
  6. Teeth are uneven
  7. Teeth are discovered

Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure. We’ve treated people from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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Your teeth can last a lifetime. With a few daily precautions and regular checkups at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, you’ll go a long way toward making sure they do.

If you do any of the following, we recommend that you stop:

  • Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or compromised bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
  • Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely efficient at eroding enamel.
  • Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.
  • Skipping flossing. Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away fragments of food and plaque between teeth.
  • Using a firm bristled toothbrush. A soft-bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, our general dentistry will help keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for dental implants. Contact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Brush Gently For A Brighter Smile

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Everyone wants nice, pearly white teeth, and a common misconception is that, if you want to lighten them, you should scrub them really hard. As we explain in this post from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, you should always brush gently to maintain healthy gums!

If you brush too hard, you might be at risk for gum recession, which is when your gum line exposes more of your teeth. The best home remedy for dull teeth is to brush longer, not harder! The key, though, is to use a very light touch. Gently brush your teeth in a slow, circular motion for about five minutes.

Methodically go over each tooth surface. Don’t rush it and don’t scrub too hard. Use a toothpaste with fluoride. That way, you clean off all recent food particles and the fluoride helps your enamel re-harden.

If you’ve tried several at-home solutions and your teeth are not as white and bright as you’d like them to be, Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI offers cosmetic dentistry options like home and in-office teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. In just a visit, we can brighten your smile by several shades. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for dental implantsContact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are your teeth not as bright and white as they used to be? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Teeth whitening at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI may be just what  you need.

Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: every major brand of toothpaste, it seems, offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that polish and whiten teeth and they do a fairly good job. However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. The process is simple: a whitening agent, such as carmabide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, is applied to the surface of your teeth. The chemical process thoroughly removes stains and leaves you with a smile that looks brand-new!

We offer both take-home trays, which you can do at your convenience, or in-office Zoom!® whitening treatment, which accelerates the process and can leave your smile looking several shades lighter in just one visit.

Professional teeth whitening at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. People throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for general dentistry and dental implantsContact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

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In this post from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we are focusing on your dental health. It is important to make sure you’re receiving the important nutrients your body needs.

When we eat healthy, we improve not just our overall health, but our dental health as well! The tissues in our mouth remain healthy, the jaw stays strong, and teeth last a lifetime.

A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables, and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. This will not only ensure that your body remains in balance, but will also benefit your oral health.

When we consume healthy, non-sugary fruits, instead of candy or soda, we are making sure that the gum-line stays fresh and free of acids. The calcium in low-fat dairy products can strengthen the jaw bone while keeping the gums free of fats and sugars. Lean protein and whole grains provide even, non-starchy surfaces, so your teeth are not subjected to any coarseness.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we want all our patients to have good dental and overall health. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for complete general and cosmetic dentistrydental implants, and much more. Contact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Why Trust Your Smile to Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry?

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Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day.

It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI at least twice a year.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  1. Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  2. Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  3. Using fluoridated toothpaste. There are dozens of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It can help strengthen your teeth and maintain that smile!
  4. Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize your intake.
  5. Seeing the dentist twice a year. Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional tooth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we see patients from  Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI. Our services include cosmetic dentistry, general dentistrydental implants, and Invisalign orthodonticsContact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Remake Your Smile With Dental Bonding

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Most of us want to have a more beautiful smile. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, this is a real possibility. Dental bonding can improve your smile in ways you probably never thought possible!

Traditional Dental Bonding

Dr. Eric Hull uses dental bonding to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, misaligned, or dull/dark.  When teeth are bonded, a tooth-colored material is applied to the tooth surface and is blended with the natural tooth enamel to provide a strong structural support with a natural appearance.

Composite Dental Bonding

A more conservative form of treatment, we can use composite dental bonding to change the color, improve the shape, and shift the contours of your teeth. Different shades and colors of composites are used, including some translucent ones to create a natural looking smile in as little as one visit.

If you’re looking for quality cosmetic dentistry and a focus on patient comfort, look no further than Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford also come to us for general dentistryContact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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When Style And Oral Health Collide

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we focus on cosmetic dentistry and patient-centered dental care. Today, we wanted to talk to you about the potential health benefits that cosmetic dentistry could bring you!

We know that the term ‘cosmetic’ might be fitting, but it can also be misleading. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures actually do double duty! They help you with the aesthetics of your smile and they also improve and maintain your dental health.

Our team has put together this simple list containing the health benefits of procedures that might seem, at first, to be purely cosmetic.

Oral Health Benefits

 

  • Zoom!® teeth whitening not only helps your smile shine brighter; it also helps keep your teeth healthy by removing stains. This strengthens your enamel and keeps your gums clean.
  • Porcelain veneers might be our most popular cosmetic option, but, in addition to the improvement of aesthetic smile consistency, they can protect the front of your teeth and create long-lasting, structural support for your jaw and teeth.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces can correct smiles in need of some restructuring. In addition to giving you a red-carpet smile, these help keep your teeth and jaw lined-up and prevent overcrowding, allowing you to easily clean your teeth.
  • Chipped tooth repair can be crucial to your dental health. A cracked or broken tooth that has been repaired helps build a healthy oral ecosystem and keeps your other teeth healthy, too.

Cosmetic dentistry is where oral health and style combine. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we serve  patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, who come to us for these and other cosmetic options, as well as restorative and implant dentistryContact us today to find out how you can look and feel healthier!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

Why Improve Your Smile?

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Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile? With cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, transforming your smile has never been easier.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to dental techniques that enhance the appearance of your smile. We can make teeth brighter, in better alignment with each other, or without the chips or cracks that have detracted from them for as long as you can remember. We can even replace a tooth that is missing with one that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening surpasses any product you’ll find at the grocery store.  We offer both in office Zoom whitening and home whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers: Thin shells of porcelain are attached to the front of your teeth to brighten and cover imperfections like stains, chips, or gaps.
  • Clear braces: Invisalign® clear braces straighten teeth and can be removed for meals and when you brush/floss your teeth.
  • Dental implants: State-of-the-art dental implants are titanium posts that will fuse with bone in your jaw to form a solid support for an artificial tooth.

Cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI can transform your smile into something spectacular. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to our office for chipped tooth repair, gum disease treatment, and much more! Contact us today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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3 Reliable Steps To Find The Best Comstock Park, Michigan Dentist

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Regular cleanings and checkups are part of your first line of defense against dental health issues, so naturally you want to have the best dentist possible. What should you look for?

If you’re new in town, or have been looking around for a new dentist, Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI suggests the following.

  • Location and Office Hours: It’s a little like real estate – location, location, location! Choosing a dentist that is local and serves the area you live in is smart, as it makes it easier to keep your appointments. This is why, at our practice, we like to cast a wide net. We serve satisfied patients in Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI and you can find our hours here.
  • Chairside Manner: This is one of the more important considerations. You want to feel comfortable with the person you are trusting with your smile. Do they explain symptoms and procedures effectively? Do they listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions? Our office provides a comfortable atmosphere and our patient-centered approach means we treat each individual case with unique solutions.
  • Qualifications: You can get information about a dentist’s qualifications from your local dental society or your insurer. It’s also a good idea to see what special qualifications your dentist may have. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, our team of certified professionals is led by Dr. Eric Hull, who has achieved an impressive number of certifications in the most cutting-edge dental technology. He exceeds the required C.E. hours each year, is an Accredited member of the AACD, a Kois graduate and a Fellow in the AGD.

Regular checkups at the dentist are essential to any good dental health regimen, and we are always honored to be part of the equation. Patient trust is everything to us! Our services include Zoom!® teeth whiteningimplant dentistry, general dentistry, dental veneers, and so much more. Contact us for an appointment today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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